Michael Morkov’s Road Race Breakthrough In 2013

The Danish road race champion, Team Saxo-Tinkoff 's Michael Morkov, is evaluating the past season, which he describes as his breakthrough in international road racing. "This highlight of this season for me was undoubtedly the victory in Caceres on 6th stage of the Vuelta. It was, along with my victory at the Danish nationals my breakthrough as a cyclist and they are two victories, I will always … [Read more...]

Michael Morkov Steals Tour of Spain Sixth Stage

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CACERES, Spain, Aug 29, 2013 (AFP) - Denmark's Michael Morkov (Saxo) sprinted to victory in a remarkable sixth stage of the Tour of Spain on Thursday to deny double world time trial champion and long-time leader Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep). Martin had led from the third kilometre of the 175km ride from Guijelo to Caceres but was caught metres from the line as Morkov surged home … [Read more...]

Mørkøv stays with Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank

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[21.08 12:47] Michael Mørkøv has signed a new contract with Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank. The 27 year old Dane has agreed to an extension of three years tying him to the team until 2016. Team owner Bjarne Riis never doubted to offer the aggressive rider a new deal following an excellent debut in the Tour de France. Mørkøv wore the polka dot jersey from stage one to six, was awarded the most … [Read more...]

Morkov ‘Cooked’ After Polka Dot Hunt

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BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, France, July 3, 2012 - Denmark's Michael Morkov said his days of attacking to keep a jersey he's not going to win at the Tour de France are now over. Morkov, who is making his race debut with Saxo Bank, has been on the offensive since Sunday's opening stage when he took the polka dot jersey for the race's best climber. As a former track endurance rider, he has no … [Read more...]

Michael Mørkøv Interview: Giro d’Italia Was The Greatest

26-year-old Dane, Michael Mørkøv started his career in 1996 where he joined the local club, Lynby CC and since then, he has had a long line of victories on the track. He was a major contributor in securing the overall Giro d'Italia victory in May as he played a crucial role of keeping the peloton in one piece on the flat roads in Italy for Saxo Bank-SunGard captain, Alberto Contador. The former … [Read more...]

Aussie Tanner Given Surprise Roubaix Call-Up

Australian David Tanner has been given a surprise call-up by Saxo Bank for the grueling Paris-Roubaix one-day classic following an injury to teammate Michael Morkov. Fellow Aussie Baden Cooke will saddle up for the 258 km epic, which features 51.5 km of rugged cobblestone sectors, on Sunday when Swiss Fabian Cancellara will be out to defend his title. Morkov suffered a crash on Friday … [Read more...]

Michael Mørkøv Looking At 2010 In The Rear View Mirror

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Michael Mørkøv is known as a great teammate and a true and dedicated professional cyclist. He is now watching 2010 in the rear view mirror before entering the 2011-season. What are your thoughts about this year's teambuilding? "Well, it was very different from the previous two years where I have been on the team. I loved the challenges in the sea. I love being in the water and especially … [Read more...]

Morkov And Rasmussen Won The Six-Day Race In Copenhagen

[10.02 00:03] Team Saxo Bank's world champions delivered a world class performance in the final hunt of the six-day race in Ballerup Super Arena, Copenhagen where the four leading couples never found time to negotiate a ceasefire and the excitement remained unbearable until the very last lap of the chase. With fifteen remaining minutes of the race four couples were in the lead and an average … [Read more...]